Prepontine Chordoma Presenting with MRI Features of an Epidermoid Cyst: Case Presentation and a Mini-Review

Author(s): Erdinc Ozek, Fatih H. Bolukbasi, Ozdil Baskan, Meric A. Altinoz*, Aydin Sav, Ilhan Elmaci

Journal Name: Current Medical Imaging
Formerly: Current Medical Imaging Reviews

Volume 14 , Issue 1 , 2018

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Background: We report a patient with a prepontine chordoma, presented with MRI features of an Epidermoid Cyst (EC) including hypointensity on T1-weighted image, hyperintensity on T2- weighted image, hyperintensity on DWI, and no contrast enhancement. We also presented a concise review of the relevant clinical data, since such cases were rarely reported in the English medical literature.

Results & Conclulsion: To avoid delays in the management of patients with this locally aggressive tumor, clival chordoma should be taken into consideration as a differential diagnosis of tumors residing in close proximity to the clivus even in the absence of a bony erosion.

Keywords: Chordoma, clivus, differential diagnosis, epidermoid cyst, MRI, prepontine.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 28 December, 2017
Page: [147 - 150]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573405612666161009221512
Price: $65

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